Clampdown on illegal parkers

District council car parking officers in south Norfolk could become responsible for issuing on-street tickets as part of a shake-up of parking enforcement.

District council car parking officers in south Norfolk could become responsible for issuing on-street tickets as part of a shake-up of parking enforcement.

Norfolk Police is currently responsible for cracking down on illegally parked cars across the county, but is set to hand over the responsibility to Norfolk County Council next year.

South Norfolk Council's cabinet this week pledged their support to an agreement with Norfolk County Council, which would see the district council continuing to run its car parks, but its two car park inspectors would also carry out some on-street parking enforcement.

Eloise Ellis, cabinet member for economic and regulatory services, said the district council did not want to be 'heavy handed' with parking enforcement, but there were some on-street parking issues in Diss and Wymondham.


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'One the main advantages of our traffic wardens doing it is that they know the hotspots. It just makes common sense,' she said.

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